Information Technology Schools and Programs in New Hampshire

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If an IT career is in your plans, you just may be in the right place. New Hampshire is home to plenty of colleges and universities that may offer information technology degree programs. Plus, this state employs IT workers in roles such as computer programmers, computer network architects, information security analysts, and many others. The IT career path with the most New Hampshire workers is computer user support specialist, with a total of 2,420 in this role.[i] Let's learn some general education information about New Hampshire: [ii]

  • New Hampshire is home to 29 degree-granting institutions: 20 four-year schools and 9 two-year schools.
  • New Hampshire awarded a total of 17,821 degrees/certificates; the national average is 78,228. 
  • 42,819 female college students attend school in New Hampshire, while the national average is 228,592.
  • 31,415 male students attend college in New Hampshire, compared to the national average of 171,951.

Information Technology Careers in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is home to about 137,815 firms, including IT companies.[iii] The field of information technology includes a lot of diverse areas, but you’ll likely find that many roles have overlapping duties and requirements. Be sure to read job listings carefully, and be sure you fully understand what you are applying to! Here are some IT career paths you may want to get familiar with:

Computer User Support Specialist [iv]

Sample of reported job titles: Computer Specialist, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Electronic Data Processing Auditor (EDP Auditor), Help Desk Analyst, Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Network Support Specialist, Network Technician, Support Specialist, Technical Support Specialist[v]

  • Computer user support specialists employed in New Hampshire in 2014: 2,420
  • For every 1,000 people employed in New Hampshire, 3.86 are computer user support specialists.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $32,110
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $80,100
  • From 2012 to 2022, New Hampshire is expected to add about 560 new computer user support specialist positions for a total of 3,029 jobs. That’s a projected 22.7% increase. [vi]

Computer user support specialist salary information for specific metro areas of New Hampshire[iv]

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Manchester, NH$25,610$47,700$77,670
Nashua, NH-MA$32,670$53,920$90,640
Portsmouth, NH$33,380$57,640$90,740
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME$33,890$47,200$72,630

 

Computer Programmer [vii]

Sample of reported job titles: Analyst Programmer, Applications Developer, Computer Programmer, Computer Programmer Analyst, Internet Programmer, Java Developer, Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Software Developer, Web Programmer[viii]

  • Computer programmers employed in New Hampshire in 2014: 1,600
  • For every 1,000 people employed in New Hampshire, 2.56 are computer programmers.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $39,250
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $111,440
  • From 2012 to 2022, the number of computer programmer roles in New Hampshire is expected grow by about 173, or 15.5%, for a projected total of 1,286 jobs [vi]

Computer programmer salary information for specific metro areas of New Hampshire

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Manchester, NH$33,750$65,070$92,220
Nashua, NH-MA$37,690$78,650$126,550
Portsmouth, NH$49,230$77,940$95,960
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME$45,610$57,950$90,080

 

Computer Network Architect [ix]

Sample of reported job titles: Network Analyst, Network Consultant, Network Engineer, Network Manager, Networking Systems and Distributed Systems Engineer, System Programmer, Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer, Telecommunications Analyst, Telecommunications Engineer[x]

  • Computer network architects employed in New Hampshire in 2014: 340
  • For every 1,000 people employed in New Hampshire, .55 are computer network architects.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $48,970
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $138,840
  • From 2012 to 2022, computer network architect jobs in New Hampshire may increase by 67, or 23%, for a total of around 358 jobs[vi]

Computer network architect salary information for specific metro areas of New Hampshire

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Manchester, NH$48,270$81,740$138,130
Nashua, NH-MA$48,470$77,630$141,460
Portsmouth, NH$56,9500$95,760$146,810

 

Information Security Analyst [xi]

Sample of reported job titles: Computer Security Specialist, Computer Specialist, Data Security Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Manager, Information Security Officer, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Analyst, Information Technology Security Analyst, Information Technology Specialist [xii]

  • Information security analysts employed in New Hampshire in 2014: 220
  • For every 1,000 people employed in New Hampshire, .35 are information security analysts.
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage in 2014: $62,450
  • The annual mean 90th percentile wage in 2014: $129,400
  • From 2012 to 2022, information security analyst careers in New Hampshire are projected to grow by 30.8%, or 57 jobs, for a total of 242 roles[vi]

Information security analyst salary information for specific metro areas of New Hampshire

Metro AreaLowest 10thMedianHighest 90th
Manchester, NH$39,060$76,680$115,830
Nashua, NH-MA$66,120$104,480$142,440
Portsmouth, NH$58,650$99,860$138,100
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME$74,300$107,060$127,750

 

Software and IT Services Companies in New Hampshire**

If you plan to pursue an IT career in New Hampshire, you may want to get familiar with the fastest-growing companies in this state. A good place to check is Inc.’s fastest-growing private companies in New Hampshire on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List. One software company and three IT services companies in New Hampshire made the cut. Want to learn more about these high-growth employers? We profiled them below.[xiii]

  • #3481 Smartware Group – This New Hampshire software company produces a product called Bigfoot CMMS. Unfamiliar with CMMS? It stands for Computerized Maintenance Management Software, and it allows enterprise maintenance operations to be run from any location, among other functions. Smartware Group is based in Center Harbor, NH, and they’ve been in business since 2002.[xiv]
  • #2174 Mainstay Technologies – Managing IT and using technology to its full potential is a challenge for many businesses. Mainstay Technologies helps companies develop an IT strategy that works. They offer a variety of useful services, like managed IT, cloud hosting, web development, and more. This Belmont, New Hampshire IT company has been in business since 2004.[xv]
  • #4467 Adaptive Communications – This Portsmouth, New Hampshire IT services company provides IT infrastructure, information security, and data storage solutions for businesses in industries like education, healthcare, and manufacturing. Adaptive Communications has been in business since 1997, and Business New Hampshire has recognized them as one of the State’s Top 100 Private Companies for eight years running! [xvi]

*Salary Data   **This listing is for informational purposes only and does not represent that jobs are available or will be available at these companies.   

[i] bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nh.htm#15-0000 | [ii] nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=33 | [iii] quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/33000.html | [iv] http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151151.htm | [v] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1151.00 | [vi] nhes.nh.gov/elmi/products/documents/projections.pdf | [vii] http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151131.htm | [viii] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1131.00 | [ix] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151143.htm | [x] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1143.00 | [xi] bls.gov/oes/current/oes151122.htm | [xii] onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1122.00 | [xiii] inc.com/inc5000/list/2014/ | [xiv] bigfootcmms.com/product/bigfoot-cmms/ | [xv] mstech.com/ | [xvi] adaptcom.com/about-us

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